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Spring and damper in parallel

  1. Oct 29, 2009 #1
    Hey guys,

    I was just wanting to know, if there is a special way to add a damper in spring in parallel (as per the image below).

    i know that springs in parallel is; 1/k(total) = 1/k1 + 1/k2...
     

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  3. Oct 30, 2009 #2
    Put the spring in a viscous medium.
    Actually any real spring is a little bit like that.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2009 #3
  5. Jun 3, 2011 #4
    spring coeff: k
    damper coeff: c

    total impedance is k + sc

    in laplace domain
     
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